|Some single people are happy on their own, research finds
||New American research with a nationally representative sample has found that single people with high avoidance goals are just as happy being single as other people in relationships.
|All or Nothing
||Gretchen Rubin describes habits as, "the invisible architecture of our everyday lives," and she is correct. Studies show we repeat about 40 percent of our behavior almost daily. Habits are powerful. Why not make them good ones?
|I’ll See You in My Dreams
||I’ll just say this up front – it is awfully hard for me to admit I liked any movie that made me cry this much. And while sometimes I need “a good … ...
|When anger triggers depression
||I was told that depression is anger turned inward. So I used a sledge hammer to get the anger out before it smothered me....
|Humans Are a "Unique Super-Predator" Claims New Research
||A new study shows humans have incredibly broad negative effects as predators that are unsustainable. While a BBC essay and others that summarize this study do not make for especially pleasant reading, I urge everyone to read something about this new groundbreaking study, for its results are important for every single human. No one is spared from our predatory ways.
|An Inspiring Lifespace for People Who Are Homeless
||Over the past several years, I traveled around the country and read widely to learn about the creative ways that people are living now. Those nuclear family households that we … ...
|Today I Love Folk Music
||There is power for recharging in quiet corners of this world, and it is not a sin to keep them secret and to yourself....
|Self-Compassion vs. Self-Criticism
||Recently I wrote about the “The Stress and Trauma Loop.” I described my struggle with a stressful transition. I pointed out that stress responses feel a lot like trauma responses and that therefore, those of us with accumulated trauma in our life history can be … ...
|The Cinderella Persecution Syndrome
||When viewed from the perspective of psychoanalysis, the children’s story of Cinderella illustrates a theme that probably occurs more often than we think. It can happen in a step-family, as … ...
|Doing The ADHD Thing
||I’m designing a poster today. Actually, I’m shifting a couple of trailers around and designing a poster. Okay, I’m helping move some tables and chairs and shifting a couple of … ...
|Best of Our Blogs: August 21, 2015
||Why do little things get under your skin? We’ve all probably read or at least heard of Richard Carlson, Ph.D.’s series of Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff books. But you’re still sweating over Every. Little. Thing. That could be for many different reasons. Maybe you’re … ...
|Impact of a Narcissist Parent on a Child
||The child and the narcissist seem like polar opposites. The narcissistic parent is typically insensitive and uncaring towards the needs of others. By contrast, their child seems overly compassionate, caring, and highly attuned (almost to the point of compulsion) to needs of others. The child … ...
|The Reality of Depression: It Exists
||For most of us, we’ve had a few rainy days that felt endless. But for the remainder of society, rainy days happen all the time. A lot of people tend … ...
|It’s Okay to be Sad
||I was not very happy my first semester of college. In fact, I was downright miserable for most of it. I didn’t know very many people, I was lonely, and I worried my life was passing me by. As per my fashion, I took out … ...
|My First Day with Bipolar I
||For the most part, today was an absolutely normal day. I went to my day-job. I ran some errands, spent quality time with the dog, chatted with my husband, all … ...
|Telling your whole heart
|| Who is your best support? Last time we created a list of those around you. You assessed your relationships with who you have in your live now. Let’s look … ...
|Grateful individuals tend to experience less depressive symptoms
||Recent research published in the journal Social and Behavioral Sciences suggests that having a sense of gratitude and religious motivation may reduce depressive symptoms. The study, conducted by Dr. Bogdan Tudor Tulbure of West University of Timisoara, located in Romania, involved 113 adult participants. In conducting the study, of particular interest was the possibility of [...]
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|Study documents extent of unexpected sexual consequences for young women who drink alcohol
||In-depth interviews conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine of 20 young women attending an urban sexually transmitted disease clinic have documented a variety of unexpected, unintended sexual encounters linked to their alcohol use before sex occurs. Links between alcohol use and risky or deleterious sexual encounters are not necessarily new, [...]
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|Researchers uncover molecular event that controls neuron development
||Toronto researchers have discovered that a single molecular event in our cells could hold the key to how we evolved to become the smartest animal on the planet. Benjamin Blencowe, a professor in the University of Toronto’s Donnelly Centre and Banbury Chair in Medical Research, and his team have uncovered how a small change in [...]
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|Study finds association between people who have had a traumatic brain injury and ADHD
||A new study has found a “significant association” between adults who have suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their lives and who also have attention deficit hyperactive disorder. The study, published today in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, supports research that found a similar association in children, said Dr. Gabriela Ilie, lead [...]
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